If you live in a sunny area, investing in a retractable awning can do more for you than provide shade in your outdoor space. In fact there are many lesser-known benefits of retractable awnings that most people are not aware of. If you’re on the fence about investing in a retractable awning, these benefits may convince you.
In the summer, the sun can really cause your air conditioning unit to put in some overtime. It can really rack up your heating bill trying to keep your house at a comfortable temperature. While a retractable awning may be an expensive initial investment, it practically pays for itself by dramatically reducing your cooling costs. According to the California Energy Commission, shading your home with exterior awnings can reduce indoor temperatures by as much as 20 degrees.
Just like sun exposure can have damaging effects on your skin, it can cause damage to your interiors as well. Over time, exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can cause bleaching and fading to your hardwood floors and upholstery, leading to expensive replacements that can cost more than a retractable awning in the first place.
Unlike traditional non-retractable awnings that can get damaged by bad weather, retractable awnings fold up to protect the awning from harsh winds and flying debris. Instead of shelling out money for expensive awning repairs and replacement. Retractable awnings have built-in protection from the elements. It’s as easy as a press of a button.
Looking for awnings in Colorado? Since 1957, Peterson Canvas & Awning has been dedicated to providing our customers with attractive and practical mounted shading systems for home and commercial use. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us today or give us a call at 970-493-4033.